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ASUS TinkerBoard 4K Mini PC To Compete Against Raspberry Pi And Intel Edison

ASUS has this week launched a new mini PC in the form of the TinkerBoard which has been created to compete with the likes of the Raspberry Pi and …

Germany Is Threatening Biohackers With Prison

Over the last few years, advances in science have made the kind of experiments once only accessible to PhDs with fancy labs far more attainable. …

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Raspberry Pi

Use a Raspberry Pi Zero to Notify You When the Laundry Is Done

Setting up a little notification system to alert you when the laundry is finished is a time-honored DIY electronics project. If you fancy using a …

Chris Selley: To keep Trumpism at bay, politicians simply have to be better and stop lying all the time

The Donald Trump era in the United States has knocked mainstream media outlets away from their traditional claims to reportorial neutrality, just as …

Canada

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, -0.92% or Facebook FB, -1.55% had a couple of options:</b> …

Startups

Call for emigration to Canada – archive, 18 January 1901

<i>To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian,</i><br>Sir, – You have been kind enough on more than one occasion to give publicity to letters from me relating to the inducements extended by the Dominion and Provincial Governments of Canada to persons who from one cause or another are contemplating emigration …

Canada

Wire a Raspberry Pi Zero Directly Into a Power Supply for a Low-Profile Computer

The Pi Zero is awesome because it’s so small, but it still requires all kinds of cables and chargers. Over on NODE, they show off how to build the Pi …

Raspberry Pi

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …

Knitting

The Next Big Thing in 3-D Printing? Shapeshifting Materials

A team of researchers at MIT found a way to alter objects after they're printed.<p>Three-dimensional printers have brought major advances to every corner of manufacturing: Scientists have used the process to engineer human tissue, print a rubber material to make drones less dangerous to people on the …

3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Head to head: How Trudeau's cabinet stacks up against Trump's

<i>This article was originally posted on Jan. 10, 2017.</i><p>Justin Trudeau's cabinet makeover establishes a front line of key cabinet ministers tasked with stickhandling the vital Canada-U.S. relationship in the Donald Trump era.<p>Job No. 1 for these ministers will be to quickly get to know their …

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties<p>Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, knowing that one wrong step could end their lives. “When we walked to school, we had a special path to follow—otherwise we would end up in a minefield,” Massoud says. Mines are cheap to …

Drones

Watch Rope Get Made From a Tree Using a Thousand-Year-Old Technique

Making rope is hard. Making rope the way the Vikings did it over a thousand years ago is even harder. First, you have to find the right tree. Then, …

How one family thrives in the Arctic with a cob house inside a solar geodesic dome

Life inside the Arctic Circle is by no means easy, unless you’re a Hjertefølger. We first heard about Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger four years ago …

Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to …

25 DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas for *Everyone* on Your List

It can be tempting to pick up a cheap stocking stuffer from the dollar store and get Christmas shopping over with, but before you end up filling friends’ and family members’ stockings with stuff no one really wants, consider this inexpensive alternative: DIY stocking stuffers! *Everyone* loves a …